By Kim Lemmon
When I was a kid, my parents handled all the negotiations and logistics of making sure we had hay, grain and sawdust for our two horses. As an adult living far from where I grew up, I have often found it challenging to secure these necessities for my horses.
Through the years, I have developed a good relationship with my hay supplier, and he is always happy to supply me with straw but straw is expensive and in my opinion, really messy. Recently, my only option has been to bed both the horse and goat stalls with straw.
When Mark and I operated a riding lesson business, we kept the horses turned out on pasture most of the time and purchased bagged shavings in bulk. It wasn’t ideal but it was a business expense so we felt we could afford the luxury at the time.
Now my horses are not a business expense; they are just a hobby.… Continue readingRead More »